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What we're doing to set standards for driver training, including the skills, knowledge and understanding needed, and how we're protecting the public from illegal instructors.

What we are doing to tackle companies selling driving tests for profit

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We want to update you on the measures we’ve introduced so far to help learner drivers from being exploited by people and companies selling them driving tests at an inflated price and on the impact, they are having on learners …

Over 2,500 driving instructors opt for engagement call before their standards check

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Since launching our voluntary approved driving instructor (ADI) engagement call in October 2021, we’ve now completed over 2,500 of them. David Collings, Head of Enforcement Delivery, explains how they work, the feedback we’ve had, and his advice about the call.

Explaining more about mock driving tests: 4 webinars and 2 podcasts

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Graham O'Brien, DVSA Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, shares an update from 4 webinars we ran about mock driving tests, and 2 recent appearances he's made on driving instructor podcasts. Find out how to watch the webinar recording and listen to the podcasts.

Mindfulness and how it can help you and your pupils

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We know that 1 in 10 people who fail their driving test say the main reason was because they were nervous on the day. In this blog post, San Harper explains how a mindfulness-based approach can help you support your pupils with managing their nerves.  

What the driving test eyesight check might be like in the future

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We are consulting on a number of proposals to encourage learner drivers to be better prepared to take their driving test. This blog explains why we are proposing to change the law so that we can carry out driving test eyesight checks in any level of light.

Changes to The Highway Code: how they affect driving tests

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Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn introduces the latest changes to the Highway Code and explains what they mean for those coming to a practical test.